March 26, 2012

Ideate, Inc. Named Autodesk Q4 Reseller of the Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 03/26/2012 – Ideate, Inc. (, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, announced today that 3D design, engineering and entertainment software industry leader, Autodesk, Inc., has named Ideate, Inc. its North American fourth quarter Reseller of the Quarter for the 2012 Autodesk fiscal year.

Autodesk selected its Reseller of the Quarter from more than 200 partners throughout North America, based on conscientious customer support, use of best practices, industry knowledge and dedication, and exceptional sales growth. The honor underscores Ideate’s commitment to customer satisfaction and its attention to customer loyalty. The Reseller of the Quarter designation is in part an acknowledgement of Ideate experiencing a 150 percent increase in software license sales to customers in AEC and media & entertainment (M&E) in addition to significant new license and Autodesk Subscription sales.

“We continue to see solid performance and customer commitment from Ideate,” said Gary Smith, senior director, Americas Channel Sales, Autodesk. “Ideate repeatedly shows best practices while working to drive adoption of our software. We have a long-standing relationship, and we look forward to many more years working together to address the needs of our joint customers.”

Ideate Inc., an Autodesk solutions source for more than 25 years, helps the AEC professional community fully implement the expanded Autodesk solution set. Ideate provides technical training and consulting resources to meet industry specific customer needs and also hosts various in-person and virtual events to help educate its clients, providing them with updated information in the latest industry trends and technologies.

“To be recognized confirms that we are succeeding in our mission to help our customers reach their goals. Our customers’ achievement of success is our benchmark of our own success,” says Ideate President Bob Palioca. “And we are satisfied only when our customers are overwhelmingly delighted with the complete solutions we provide. We are pleased and truly honored to be Reseller of the Quarter North America.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting and 3D printing services to AEC professionals. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate is recognized as a Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATC): San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. Ideate facilities are Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions. For more information visit

Ideate, Inc. is also an Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ year’s experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Ideate BIMLink lets users pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel, and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease.

The Ideate Explorer for Revit is a simple, powerful Revit add-on to help explore, quantify and manage the 10,000+ building elements in a Revit model.

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